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Old 01-13-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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According to the indictment, since March 2001, the defendants and co-conspirators carried out a conspiracy involving visa and asylum fraud, marriage fraud, making fraudulent statements under oath, and filing fraudulent documents to obtain foreign labor visas for hundreds of alien employees. Some visa petitions were submitted seeking to bring in substantially more alien workers than what client hotels or businesses had contracted for or needed, and that most of the alien workers brought in through the fraudulent scheme were contracted out to hotels or businesses other than those listed on their visa and were working in states other than Virginia.

"Today's charges reflect the law enforcement community's steadfast commitment to aggressively target the perpetrators of document and benefit fraud," said Mark McGraw, Acting Special Agent in Charge for ICE's Office of Investigations in Washington, D.C. "Schemes such as these pose a significant threat to the United States and its citizens and cannot go unchallenged."

As cited in the indictment, the aliens were encouraged or induced to enter or reside in the United States, and transported and shielded from detection for commercial advantage and private financial gain.

Last Modified: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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22 charged with massive international Visa scheme (http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0901/090113dc.htm - broken link)
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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According to the indictment, since March 2001, the defendants and co-conspirators carried out a conspiracy involving visa and asylum fraud, marriage fraud, making fraudulent statements under oath, and filing fraudulent documents to obtain foreign labor visas for hundreds of alien employees. Some visa petitions were submitted seeking to bring in substantially more alien workers than what client hotels or businesses had contracted for or needed, and that most of the alien workers brought in through the fraudulent scheme were contracted out to hotels or businesses other than those listed on their visa and were working in states other than Virginia.

"Today's charges reflect the law enforcement community's steadfast commitment to aggressively target the perpetrators of document and benefit fraud," said Mark McGraw, Acting Special Agent in Charge for ICE's Office of Investigations in Washington, D.C. "Schemes such as these pose a significant threat to the United States and its citizens and cannot go unchallenged."

As cited in the indictment, the aliens were encouraged or induced to enter or reside in the United States, and transported and shielded from detection for commercial advantage and private financial gain.

Last Modified: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

22 charged with massive international Visa scheme (http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0901/090113dc.htm - broken link)
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The case involves 10 companies that supplied housekeeping and janitorial workers to hotels in southeastern Virginia and North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/state_r...norfolk/24838/

The sad thing is since these are probably white European immigrants no one in Southeastern VA would have batted an eyelash if they were working. Trust me, from someone raised in that area.
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